A group that focuses on the recovery, not the diagnosis
No Stigma Network, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
to the stigma associated with mental illness
NO to the belief that mental illness means a person cannot live a fulfilling life with a satisfying career and healthy relationships
NO to the shame, guilt, and fear that comes from ignorance of the fact that mental illnesses are physically-based illnesses
No Stigma Network, Inc. is dedicated to eliminating stigma and bias associated with mental illness through support, advocacy, education, and outreach.
No Stigma Network, Inc. envisions a society where individuals with mental illness can live a healthy, happy, independent, stable and productive life through self-advocacy, education, and support. It is our dream that society will gain knowledge and understanding of mental illness, which will allow all persons to be treated as equals in every aspect of life.
YES to building and maintaing a sturdy foundation of mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being
NO to the assumption that mental illness is weakness of character
YES to sharing
who we are in an accepting environment, feeling supported and understood
YES to the opportunity to belong to a positive, growing organization and community of peers
YES to hope and a future full of promise!
Enthusiastically we say YES to the fantastic potential that we see in all our members !!!
All NSN programs and services (support group meetings, social activities, trips, and outreach events) are provided free of charge to our members. In addition, NSN offers a scholarship program to assist our members who are in need. We supply donated or purchased items or monetary funding to those who need transportation, basic supplies for their home, or personal items. NSN facilitators, board members, and advisors freely give their time to the organization. NSN relies on community support for funding to run our programs.
"Your vision is what you see...
Your goal is what you do with your vision...
Your future is what you do with your vision and goals.."
Founder and President of NSN, Shrabanee Shah